As a way of showing a curiosity implemented in Google Chrome, Scott Hanselman, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, revealed today in his personal blog that found traces of an open-source code released by MS in 2004.
According to Hanselman, Google Chrome is currently made up of 24 different pieces of software, among those recognized are the WTL and the Windows Template Library, which was released by MS as open source in 2004. This implementation, which allows Chrome to run smoothly safe in several versions of Windows, it is a “hand in the wheel” for software development.
Although this information is just a curiosity, it shows on the other hand how important the availability of a code is. For Hanselman, Microsoft is a “big company that sometimes moves slowly, but people are more connected than before”.